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Urban Planning

Urban planning frameworks are necessary to ensure the initiatives required to create smart cities are successful. This theme will explore how technology and humans interact across housing, public spaces, workspaces, infrastructure and environment.
Technological advancements needed for the efficient functioning of cities should be integrated with appropriate planning mechanisms to ensure the best outcomes for equity, prosperity and health. Existing planning systems need to be reviewed and their ability to integrate new and smart technologies needs to be assessed so that it is sustainable and benefits the environment.